Richard Fairman
Financial Times
May 2017

Dog-eared, old, yellow volumes of Czerny’s studies will be familiar to most student pianists. Very little else by him is, even though Czerny laboured at a veritable production line of compositions in his Vienna apartment.

Howard Shelley and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra offer trim performances of two of his rarely heard piano concertos.

The Concerto in F Major is classicism at its most trite, but in the later Piano Concerto in A Minor Czerny’s limpid writing emulates Chopin in its attractive, early romanticism—an unexpected delight for anybody reared on those didactic studies.